Monday, 3 October 2011
Stocking up for Winter
Autumn has so far been a busy time in our household. The hedgerows have been bursting with fruit this year. Walks across the fields have inevitably led to yet more blackberries being picked, which have then been turned into crumble or jelly, depending on quantities picked and time available. Suffice to say we now have several jars of jelly in the store cupboard.
A friend has also very generously supplied us with pears from her garden, which have been carefully bottled and put aside for a Christmas treat. The sloes are dropping from the trees as they ripen, and plans have been muted to experiment with sloe gin this year.
With all this in mind, I am tempted to place the remaining empty jars I have outside to capture and preserve this glorious October heatwave for later use. It could come in handy in a few week's time!